The GeoBlog » Series #1

For this inaugural GeoBlog series we ask researchers to answer the question of why they study geoengineering.  Researchers from all over the world who are involved in the study of geoengineering have volunteered to give their personal reflections on this important question.

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The Reality of Taking Difficult Decisions

Tim Kruger is the Programme Manager of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme. He has investigated in detail one potential geoengineering technique, that of adding alkalinity to the ocean as a way of enhancing its capacity to act as a carbon sink and to counteract the effects of ocean acidification.

Posted on 9th May 2012, 12:00 PM by Nigel Moore | Comments (3) | Report this post

It’s (Almost) All Politics

Stefan Schäfer is a Ph.D. student at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies and a member of the research unit Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions at the Social Science Research Center Berlin. He is currently working on his dissertation, which examines the challenges surrounding the international regulation of geoengineering technologies.

Posted on 18th April 2012, 14:46 PM by Nigel Moore | Comments (1) | Report this post

What If We Have To?

Ben Kravitz is a postdoctoral research associate at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University. He primarily studies the impacts of atmospheric aerosol particles on the climate. He is also one of the coordinators of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), which is attempting to understand how a range of climate models respond to changes representative of proposed geoengineering interventions.

Posted on 12th April 2012, 14:03 PM by Nigel Moore | Comments (7) | Report this post

Talking About Technology

Jesse Reynolds is a PhD Candidate at the Tilburg University Law School in The Netherlands. He is currently researching the potential role of private regulation and soft law in the governance of geoengineering research.

Posted on 10th April 2012, 13:12 PM by Nigel Moore | Comments (2) | Report this post

The Power in Our Hands

Angus Ferraro is a PhD research student in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. He studies the impacts on the atmosphere of geoengineering by stratospheric solar radiation management (using tiny particles called aerosols to reflect some sunlight back to space).

Posted on 4th April 2012, 12:57 PM by Nigel Moore | Comments (2) | Report this post

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